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Digital Photographer No. 241

Launched in 2002, Digital Photographer is the ultimate monthly photography magazine, delivering indispensable, practical and hands-on shooting advice. Aimed at digital enthusiasts and professional photographers, Digital Photographer features the latest high-end kit reviews, expert interviews, practical shooting advice and image-editing tutorials to help you become a better photographer. We also showcase a selection of images from DP readers every month – the ideal launch pad for your career. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
“everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”

Albert Einstein is famous for the above quote, and while he obviously wasn’t referring to taking pictures, his thinking can, and arguably should be applied to professional photography. High-end portrait shoots become complex very quickly when you start using more than one light source, so we’ve broken down the artform with our practical and pro guide to outdoor portraits. My reasoning for shooting people in natural light has always been about the aesthetic you can capture, and the simplicity it allows, rather than the more honest truth that I’m not that comfortable in a studio. Even so, by learning how to blend natural light and flash outdoors, you can capture some stunning shots. In the portraits feature (p22), discover essential advice for kit, colour themes and temperature and how to work with…

2 min
our contributors

PETER FENECH Our in-house technique editor, Peter is capable of turning his camera and expert eye to every genre you can throw at him. This month, he’s been quizzing photographers on their top tips for outdoor portraiture (p22), plus put together a flower shooting tutorial (p54), accurate printing advice (p62) and two lens reviews (p108). Website: www.digitalcameraworld.com JAMES ABBOTT As a landscape, outdoor and aerial shooter who’s just released a book on the digital darkroom, James is the perfect pro to deliver our landscape editing masterclass. From HDR to panoramas, discover his editing secrets behind the most popular multiple exposure landscape photography techniques on p36. Website: www.jamesaphoto.co.uk MARYAM WAHID Maryam’s work is autobiographical and explores her identity as a British Pakistani Muslim woman. In our interview slot this month, Maryam shares why she started taking pictures to…

1 min
gifts & giveaways

Free e-book to download Drones: The Complete Manual (eighth edition) The drone is still one of the hottest gadgets, and in this 132-page manual you’ll learn how to capture amazing aerial shots. Discover essential tips for flying and how drones are changing the world. Drones: The Complete Manual will help you take your skills to the next level – whatever the weather – all year round. To claim your free e-book, head to https://bit.ly/DP241-book You’ll need to enter your details, and then we can email you a link to directly view and/or download your free e-books. Bonus 12-page photo guide Take sharper shots There are so many factors that change how we perceive image sharpness that it can become subjective. That said, there are also some very practical methods for shooting, picking kit and editing images to generate…

1 min
panasonic upgrades a filmmaking favourite

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 (launched in 2017) has become a mainstay of vloggers, content creators and filmmakers, blending light weight, portability, high-powered 4K capture, and stabilisation. Panasonic has launched the GH5 II as an update to this highly successful 4K stills video camera. Physically, the new model is almost identical to its predecessor. Both cameras feature a 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor, but the GH5 II has an upgraded image processor, and in-body image stabilisation offers up to 6.5 stops of shake compensation, compared to 5 in the GH5. The GH5 II has an increased buffer depth in continuous shooting mode, and can now capture over 108 RAW images in a burst. It also goes big on streaming, offering tethered streaming via USB to a PC. A future firmware…

1 min
wex photo video opens third uk camera shop in 18 months

Wex Photo Video has just added a tenth location to its host of physical stores across the UK. The new camera shop in central Leeds marks the retailer’s third launch in under 18 months. Despite the challenges of the pandemic (the likes of which saw Jessops filing for administration), Wex saw a 260 per cent increase in web traffic during lockdown. While its online presence represents the majority of its consumer business, the retailer says that it remains committed to bricks and mortar. “The last year has been challenging but Wex remains in a strong position, thanks to thriving online sales driven by a spike in demand during lockdown,” says Louis Wahl, CEO at Wex Photo Video. “[We] will continue to invest in physical stores to serve our customers all over…

1 min
the photography show will return for 2021

The Photography Show and The Video Show 2021 will officially reopen its doors from 18 to 21 September 2021, welcoming back visitors to the NEC in Birmingham. The organisers are mindful of concerns around safety, and measures will be put in place to improve crowd control, such as staggered entry, enhanced sanitisation and wider aisles. Rankin and Brooke Shaden are confirmed to speak on the Super Stage as part of the popular education programme. The Show will also feature the new Shutter Street stages, Photo Live and Video Live stages and the Editing & Post-Production, Behind the Lens and The Studio theatres. Hundreds of brands are currently signed up for the show, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus. Ticket holders for the postponed 2020 event will automatically have their tickets transferred…